| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Businesses have the tools and know-how to keep our personal information safe.
They just don't do it.
"It's expensive," said Nick Mancini, a partner at Tech Consultants, a Woodland Hills information technology firm.
And that, in a nutshell, is why...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- For years, Google has been the search engine that connects people to all points on the Internet.
Now it also wants to be the company that connects people's homes to the Internet.
The search giant said Monday that it agreed to buy Nest...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:03 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Paranoia or privacy? Some people are pledging to return their Nest thermostat now that Google is buying the company that makes the popular "smart home" device for $3.2 billion in cash.
Their reasoning: Buying Nest could help Google...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Venture capital rising to levels not seen since 2001. Companies with no profits going public. Billions of dollars being paid for start-ups.
These and other signs that the tech boom may be taking an irrational turn are leading...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Google Maps has added Cambodia's ancient temples of Angkor to its World Wonders Project.
More than 90,000 images captured by the Internet giant's Street View cameras have been collected and made available in a virtual tour of the Khmer temples and...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Adam Crain assumed that tapping into the computer networks used by power companies to keep electricity zipping through transmission lines would be nearly impossible in these days of heightened vigilance over cybersecurity.
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:06 PM
We all have things we'd like to forget — being the victim of a crime, a bad relationship, an embarrassing faux pas. What if we could erase those bad memories? Or at least take the edge off them?
Over the last 10 or 15 years, researchers have...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:55 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Turks are finding clever ways to defy the government and get around the ban on Twitter.
Workarounds such as DNS and VPN are now part of the lexicon and are being freely shared on social media and are even being painted on walls in...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A Turkish court ruled on Wednesday that the government could not ban Twitter and ordered the Turkish Telecommunications Authority to stop blocking the service. But it is still not clear if or when Twitter will be restored in the country.
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:32 AM
After first blocking Twitter, Turkey has now also blocked access to YouTube, according to numerous reports.
The action comes after a recording allegedly containing audio from a meeting among many top Turkish officials was leaked onto the Google-owned...